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Sheikha Hoor Al Qasimi is President and Director of the Sharjah Art Foundation. She is a practicing artist who received her BFA from the Slade School of Fine Art, London (2002), a Diploma in Painting from the Royal Academy of Arts (2005) and an MA in Curating Contemporary Art from the Royal College of Art, London (2008).
In 2003 she was appointed curator of Sharjah Biennial 6 and has continued as the Biennial’s Director since that time.
She is Chair of the Advisory Board for the College of Art and Design, University of Sharjah; and Member of the Advisory Board of both the Khoj International Artists’ Association, India and the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing. She serves on the Board of Directors for MoMA PS1, New York; KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; the International Biennial Association, Gwangju; and Ashkal Alwan, Beirut.
Sheikha Hoor Al Qasimi is the first Emirati to be appointed as the curator for the National Pavilion UAE la Biennale di Venezia.
National Pavilion of the United Arab Emirates
56th International Art Exhibition -
La Biennale di Venezia
Arsenale, Sale d'Armi
9 May - 22 November 2015
Sheikha Hoor Bint Sultan Al Qasimi
Participants: 15 Emirati artists
The Salama bint Hamdan
Al Nahyan Foundation
Supported by the Ministry of Culture,
Youth and Community Development